Spring Term is an exciting time to be in Year One. We will be undertaking lots of exciting learning opportunities and topics. Our History topic is ‘Castles and William the Conqueror’. This includes discovering how castles have changed over time and their many uses in England and around the world. We are lucky to have a visit from “Happening History” to learn more about life was life for every level of society. This will culminate in making our own castles, using our colour mixing skills in Art and our knowledge of gears and levers from DT.
In English, we will continue to span the genres, becoming ever more confident in writing for a range of purposes. We will also begin comparing non-fiction and fiction writing. This is supported by our Phonics program, which continues to be a pivotal area of learning.
Within our Maths lessons, we will continue to focus on geometry, measures, money, sequencing and becoming increasingly confident in working with numbers up to 20. We will also begin to explore counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Science focuses on weather and seasons. We begin to explore weather patterns, forecasting, climate and temperature and compare our conditions with others around the world.
Our focus in RE will be to continue learning about the Christian faith. In addition to this, we begin to explore Islam and its practices and beliefs.
I am looking forward to a productive and entertaining term!